Wasps live in colonies and often enter one’s home by accident. Most people fear the flying insect because of their painful and dangerous sting. Unlike bees, wasps can deliver a sting multiple times. Therefore, it is essential to get rid of wasps immediately. A wasp extermination company can get rid of wasps in or near your home. However, a more affordable option is to carry out the wasp extermination yourself. With careful planning, one can perform the wasp extermination without causing damage to their house. In this article, we will discuss some of the methods of wasp extermination that you can use in order to get rid of these insects.
During winter, the queen wasp hibernates through the season in a protected area, which can be the inside of an insulated wall opening or cavity. When the weather starts becoming warm, the wasp may come out of its hibernation and enter the house unintentionally. Insects are attracted to light, so the wasp may be drawn to the window. In order to carry out wasp extermination, you can turn on the vacuum cleaner and suck the wasp which will instantly kill the insect. After that, tie up the bag attached to the vacuum cleaner and dispose of it outdoors.
Using commercial wasp extermination sprays is another method that one can use to carry out wasp extermination by spraying exposed wasp nests. However, there are certain precautions that you must take before using this method of wasp extermination. You must make sure that you use the wasp extermination spray at night when the wasps are less active and mostly inside the wasp nest. You must also wear protective clothing during the wasp extermination and stand no less than ten feet away. Find the opening of the wasp nest and spray the wasp extermination spray into the opening. Check the wasp nest for activity the following day and repeat the wasp extermination process if required.
Different kinds of soaps such as dish soap or laundry soap can be used for wasp extermination underground. You can place a bar of soap in water and heat it on the stove. Once, the mixture has been heated, pour it into a bottle and wait till it’s dark outside. Wear protective clothing and look for the opening to the underground wasp nest and pour the solution into the wasp nest. The soap will instantly kill the wasps. Check the wasp nest for activity the next day and repeat the process if necessary. Once the wasp extermination is carried out, you should cover the nest with soil.
Getting rid of wasps is a scary preposition, even to those who do it for a living.Getting rid of wasps becomes a necessity when wasps have built their nests too close for comfort.
In order to know your way around getting rid of wasps, you need to first understand what type of wasps you are dealing with.
Social wasps are the ones usually building their nests near human habitats. Because of their aggressive nature, it’s not safe living with these mean bugs, especially with young children and pets around.
Yellow jackets, hornets and paper wasps all build nests/hives and therefore are very dangerous. Yellow jackets love building their nests in the ground and it’s very difficult to detect their nests. They are very aggressive and won’t tolerate you hanging around their nest.
Hornets normally prefer building their nests on trees and under the eaves of structures, while the paper wasps (least aggressive) will just build anywhere-eaves, tree limbs, neglected structures, overhangs, etc. Getting rid of wasps like yellow jackets and hornets should be considered when they start appearing in swarms.
Wasps are tolerable to a certain extent but there some situations when getting rid of wasps by use of sprays or other means are necessary.
Getting rid of wasps is usually done in the spring, just before the queen has established its colony. During late summer, wasps are more interested in collecting pollen so their nests decline dramatically during this period.
Below are three safe methods of getting rid of wasps;
One of the preferred methods of getting rid of wasps is by using a wasp spray or wasp nest. To avoid getting stung, you have to use the spray from a safe distance. Improvements have been made over time and the wasp sprays currently available are safe and doesn’t have much effect on humans. When getting rid of wasps using this method, make sure that the spray is safe to be used around children and pets.
Another wonderful technique of getting rid of wasps is by using the non-hazardous, pesticide-free wasp traps or glass wasp traps. With this method, you simply add some sugary water or soda into the glass. The wasps will get attracted to the glass and get trapped inside and eventually die. Make sure that the glass trap is placed somewhere far to drive the wasps away from you.
The best way of getting rid of wasps is to prevent them from building their nests in the first place. Fortunately, there is a clever product which does just that. It’s called the waspinator. Getting rid of wasps using a waspinator is indeed very easy. A waspinator is a smart natural wasp repellant. It’s a fake nest which looks real to hornets and yellow jackets. Being territorial, wasps won’t dare build a nest where an already existing nest. When hanged at a strategic location, wasps will ignore that area and move on.
If you are afraid of getting rid of wasps by yourself, it may be wise for you to seek the services of from professionals. However, the methods above are very quick and effective methods of getting rid of wasps today.